The Discomfort Of Breathing When Sleeping Is Tilted To One Side?

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I am a patient of TB and at the same time there is a history of asthma, every time I sleep facing the right side of my breath like a cold (there is a channel that sounds like I’m opening and closing) and it was felt by me and if I slept right facing coughing. What do I think is the solution for me?

1 Answer:

Hi Fasrul,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Uncomfortable sensation in the chest, especially when sleeping on one side, accompanied by coughing can be caused by pneumonthorax. This condition occurs when there is air trapped in the cavity between the lining enveloping lung and the chest cavity. Triggers can vary, including because of chest injury, lung disease (including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, or pneumonia), bleb rupture (air blister in the lungs), or also due to the use of breathing aids (mechanical ventilation). Clinically, a pneumothorax sufferer can feel an uncomfortable sensation in his chest, either on the right side, left side, or both. This discomfort can vary, ranging from pain, shortness of breath, to sensations such as a channel being opened and closed as you experience it. If this complaint appears accompanied by extreme shortness of breath, this condition needs to be treated immediately by a doctor.


Not only pneumothorax, it could also, your complaint arises due to other causes, for example asthma bronkhiale (as you suffer), pneumonia (inflammation of the lung parenchyma), pleural effusion (fluid seepage in the cavity between the lining enveloping the lung and chest cavity), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung) pulmonary membrane and chest cavity), other lung disorders (including tuberculosis), GERD (gastroesohageal reflux disease), psychosomatic disorders, and so on.


Our advice, you check your condition directly to a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine to be carried out a more in-depth evaluation, including for example by involving X-ray examination, ultrasound, lung function tests, and so on. That way, the doctor can find the best solution for you.


Here are the initial handling steps that you should take:

Choose the most comfortable sleeping position, for example by not pressing down on the uncomfortable side of the chest, raising the chest position
Compress the chest that feels uncomfortable with warm water
Use comfortable clothes, don't be too tight
Avoid smoking
Avoid triggering your asthma, for example by staying away from dust, cold, pollen, smoke, pollution, do not stress or fatigue
Get through the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) and your asthma properly according to doctor's advice
Exercise regularly

Hope this helps ...

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